Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How To

Hot Tip Tuesday!! Protect Those Wires From Chaffing On The Frame

It’s a necessary evil … carbon fiber, that is. It’s strong, looks amazing and gives our machines the ultimate in rigidity, but it also chews through wire insulation if not prepped properly. It’s super easy to file and seal your …

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Hot Tip Tuesday!! Custom Foam Storage/Transport Cases With VIDEO

I’m sure you’ve all suffered the same fate as me at some point or another. You reach into that spare parts bin for a replacement camera, only to find out the lens is all scratched up from flopping around in …

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How To Market Aerial Drone Services To Real Estate Professionals

Scores of vertical UAV markets are now taking off and selling real estate is at the top. Drone-based aerial photography for real estate brokers and agents is not only booming, but is becoming nearly mandatory for properties over 25 acres.

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How to Plan Your Drone Real Estate Shoot for Maximum Profit

In our previous column we discussed how to land real estate aerial showcasing projects using specific marketing techniques. Today let’s get down to the nuts and bolts on how to actually execute a successful aerial at a rural property.

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Program a Mini APM v3.1 with GPS

The APM Mini Version 3.1 is the latest in flight controllers of the APM class. Its board is only 35mm x 35mm, making it comparable in size to the Naze32 and The CC3D. The impressive part of this board is if you flip it over on its back you will find the Atmel Atmegea2560, which is one of Atmel’s more powerful 8-bit AVR class controllers.

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Inexpensive FPV System Build for Your Drone

One of the coolest opportunities offered by drones is obviously capturing wild in-flight video and beautiful photos. So to get the best captures, pilots are oft en looking for great equipment that will get the job done, but not necessarily break the bank either. One camera that many enthusiasts have glommed onto is the Mobius ActionCam.

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The Wooden Boat Project: Filming & Flying From a Sailboat

In this month’s installment we look to our latest adventure and newest video project for some tips that can help you out when flying from a boat. We will look at some pointers specifically tailored to sailing but that can also be applied to any boating situation.

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Traveling with your drone and batteries

Visiting different places and destinations beyond the places you usually fly is a great and exciting part of owning a multi rotor. Being able to share your travel adventures (and you're piloting skills) with your friends from an unusual point of view should be enough of a motivation to overcome a few hassles associated with bringing your drone along.

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F550 T-Motor Upgrade

DJI F550 is perhaps one of the most popular multirotor kits amongst multirotor hobbyists and enthusiasts. It is a well priced, easy to assemble kit with many available upgrades and accessories.

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Winter Flying Tips and Tricks

As someone living in the Northeast, I did not want to sit idly through the winter and envy our friends down south their flying-friendly climate, so I figured out a few handy tricks to help me fly in winter.

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Eliminating Vibration

One of the most commonly overlooked challenges in the use of multirotors is vibration. I hope that you would naturally identify and rectify prop vibration as part of your normal preflight checks

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Install and setup a GPS/Compass Unit for a DJI Naza-M V2

A GPS and compass module is a must-have enhancement that enables the use of a few very useful functions of the Naza-M flight controllers. With this module, the controller is capable of GPS position hold, return-home failsafe, intelligent orientation control.

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